They might be social distancing in school but from the evidence I have seen outwith school on way home they are barely apart more than a few cm. Why not staggering home times year by year.
Personally for economic reasons I think hospitality industry has suffered enough schools being shut would be better than a well run hotel/ bnb/holiday let/pub /restaurant having further restrictions all these have a tracking app school does not as far as I know

Why the contribution is important

The economy, jobs I am a total SNP supporter and favour independent Scotland very strongly please don’t alienate a lot of loyal support in hospitality by risking their jobs ( I am not in hospitality but here some of my friends who are !!!!)

by camdawn on October 06, 2020 at 08:52PM

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  • Posted by Macfarlanelyndsay October 06, 2020 at 21:35

    Seriously need to consider what you’ve said there. Education is not important... really?
  • Posted by O52O2O October 06, 2020 at 21:49

    Education and our children's happiness is too important for schools to be closed unless it is absolutely necessary and there is no other option. Agree with the point about social distancing in schools though - there doesn't seem to be any! We should switch to blended learning for all schools over the riskier winter months to allow for reduced numbers and social distancing in class rooms. People who are genuinely unable to home school their children a couple a days a week could be given the option of their child being in school full time if the numbers allow.
  • Posted by alanmacrae41 October 06, 2020 at 22:56

    I think you have a point. The government seem to be forgetting about the importance of the hospitality industry, not just in terms of employment but in terms of it being how Scots socialise. Blended learning is an absolute no no. I am a teacher and it is totally second rate and will increase the attainment gap. This was shown in lockdown. It doesn’t really affect the middle class kids that get lots of support at home. Anyway, the risk to kids is absolutely tiny - they are way more likely to get killed in an accident coming to and from school than they are from Covid. The responsibility for not passing it on to elderly relatives lies with them (and the elderly relatives) as it does with all viruses. all the evidence shows that kids are not spreaders of the virus and that asymptomatic spreading is extremely rare.
  • Posted by Coco12 October 07, 2020 at 07:40

    Vehemently disagree. why should adults entertainment be at the expense of our children, the future generations education and wellbeing? Kids have lost so much already and they couldn’t take more school closures. Schools are about more than just education, our kids are so much happier back at school, seeing their friends and they support vulnerable children too.
    Kids are not spreaders of this, there is no evidence of spread in school and where there is it’s been limited to adults.

    From an economic perspective schools need to be kept open. It’s so difficult for parents to work effectively whilst also caring for kids and supporting homeschooling.
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